Before you arrange your holiday visit your GP or doctor to get a written letter stating that you are fit for travel.
Just give yourself plenty of time prior to your trip to arrange everything you need for your oxygen supply when going abroad for your holidays. Make sure you let your accommodation hosts or company know that you will be having a delivery of medical oxygen on your stay dates.
Contact OxygenWorldwide for all your oxygen needs for at your destination. The team can provide you will quotes and arrange everything medical oxygen wise for you for your stay.
You can still travel the world, even when you need medical oxygen too. If you need oxygen for your holiday here are some popular questions you may be wondering:
Can you travel abroad with oxygen? If you need oxygen on your holiday, you will need to arrange oxygen at your destination before you travel. Contact OxygenWorldwide for quotes.
Can I take oxygen on a plane? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not allow travellers to carry their own oxygen aboard aircraft. You are advised that a Department of Transportation approved battery-powered portable oxygen concentrator is ok to use.
How much is a portable oxygen concentrator? Buying your own is expensive but to use whilst on holiday prices do vary but using experienced OyxgenWorlwide can obtain competitive quotes and have the knowledge of many locations across the globe.
How do you travel abroad with oxygen? Contact the airline you are travelling with first, make sure you have your prescription and also any doctors notes to take with you. Prepare and plan your requirements needed for the duration of the trip. Use OxygenWorldwide as the 24 hours service whilst on your trip allows for that extra care needed when abroad and possibly not your native language.
I need oxygen for my holiday you ask! Here are some tops things to remember to include when obtaining a quote for your next trip with medical oxygen.
Your chosen destination with your start and end dates for your holiday. Some countries may not be as easy to deliver to or in particular seasons but view our list here
Contact details including address and telephone number of the holiday destination
Name of the person accepting the delivery of the equipment
The type of oxygen equipment you would require
Your maximum oxygen usage in litres per minute and hours per day to calculate how much you will need
To send OxygenWorldwide team all the necessary information when travelling with oxygen use our Oxygen Request Form which will provide us with all the essential details we need in order to process an accurate quote for you for your holiday.
So you want to go away and as you know we are always giving helpful advice on travelling with medical oxygen. In our blog today we want to highlight our ‘Editor Picks’ that we have seen as the best places to travel to when you have to bring medical oxygen as a companion too.
It can be difficult to even choose where to go to for a holiday but you want to be able to have a stress free journey and use of oxygen whilst on vacation.
Hope our top 5 popular travel destinations have inspired you to plan your next trip with oxygen. Please do speak to one of our experienced team members to help advise, quote and assist you on your travel plans today.
Travel is such an exciting experience and when you are not travelling domestically with medical oxygen flying internationally means you just need to prepare a bit more so that you are fully prepared for travel with medical oxygen.
Here is our guide to help you prepare for that exciting new trip across the waters via aeroplane:
It is advisable to book your flight as early as possible. Not only does this give you enough time to plan and arrange your oxygen needs but it also confirms that the airline is able to make arrangements for your medical requirements for travel as some airlines only allow 1 passenger per flight to travel with oxygen.
Plan your oxygen requirements in advance too, contact your OxygenWorldwide team member who can send you a quote upon request and book all your oxygen needs in your desired location using their extensive network and expertise.
Contact your accommodation provider or where you are staying to let them know you are travelling with oxygen just so they are aware as some deliveries may arrive early.
Finally make a visit to your GP to confirm you are fit to fly and travel to your chosen country and have everything you need medically to ensure a swift check in and on-boarding journey.
If you want to find out more please read our FAQ’s on our website for more information
Its that time of year when the summer vacation or trip across the waters is much closer that planning can commence! With research on things to do, places to see and the final itinerary those who travel with oxygen also have a checklist that cannot be left unplanned.
Here is our top 5 quick tips for those travelling with oxygen:
It is always best to plan as far in advance as possible at least 2 months prior to your holiday. This will allow you enough time to organise oxygen at the destination plus plan and confirm any documentation you may need from your GP.
Check temperature levels of your holiday destination so you can pack appropriate clothing. If hot make sure you keep yourself cool with a sun hat and if cold make sure you pack lots of layers to warm yourself up.
Plan according to your mode of transport whether this is car, train, or plane. Each mode of transport has rules whilst travelling. Especially air travel you may need to obtain ‘fitness to fly’ certificate.
Check that you have the correct volumes and amount of oxygen to last the duration of your holiday – if you are unsure then speak with your oxygen company to check and confirm.
Consider any allergies you have and medications you take. If you are allergic to feathers, ask the hotel if anti-allergy bedding, pillows may be available and also make a note of your medication just in case you happen to fall ill on holiday.
Our experienced and friendly team can answer your questions, queries on getting oxygen and travelling with oxygen in many languages. Do give them a call on email or online enquiry here they will be happy to help!
For those of us who vitally need medical oxygen throughout the day or evening one question that is regularly asked is…
Can I take my medical oxygen on a plane when I fly?
As a team who has been arranging oxygen for travel here at OxygenWorldwide this is in our work DNA! It will depend on your airline and you must always check especially if you are getting connecting flights on your travels that you adhere to the guidelines and rules. Some airlines will allow you to travel with your Portable Oxygen Concentrator if you have completed a ‘fit to fly’ form and had this confirmed. Other airlines may forbid this and you will need to make arrangements.
Our worldwide contacts with oxygen suppliers and airport personnel combined with our multilingual customer service staff means we are able to assist you in your native language. This can be particularly important when having problems during your travels.
If you are starting to plan your summer holidays to any of these destinations and travels it can seem stressful and over whelming, but please be assured that arranging travel with oxygen can be taken out of your hands and made much easier when using an experienced team. This means you have more time to plan your itinerary, buy those new summer clothes and get excited dreaming about what you will see, explore, discover in your chosen holiday destination.
If you require oxygen for your holiday then please complete this form and we will get back to you with a bespoke quote based on your needs and requirements.
Travelling with oxygen by car or other forms of transportation may seem intimidating. With a little planning, it can be easy, and safely, done. Travelling with portable oxygen by Aeroplane, by Cruise ship, by Car, by Train can be done without any stress when you know how. Here are a list of popular destinations that people travel to for holidays.
What to Do…
DO allow time to make arrangements for your oxygen needs when travelling long distance, especially if it will be by plane. Each airline has their own policies and procedures for travelling with oxygen. If travelling by car or train, you might need to arrange both portable and a more long-lasting oxygen supply.
DO carry your portable tank only in the case supplied with it.
DO keep your oxygen delivery system out of the bright sunlight or other heat sources.
DO bring extra batteries to power your concentrator in case of emergency.
DO be aware that high altitudes, whether flying or just driving in the mountains, can increase your need for supplemental oxygen.
What not to Do…
DON’T overlook the fact that portable oxygen tanks can only carry a finite amount of oxygen.
DON’T put a portable tank inside a backpack or other carry bag.
DON’T place your tank, cylinder or portable concentrator in a car trunk or other tightly enclosed space.
When you are living with a condition this affects many areas of your life including your work, career and can cause additional stress upon youself. Employers should also take care and dewdiligence and there are many ways in which you can conitnue to successfully carry on working instead of long term disability.
Depending on your career and employment if you have conditions such as severe asthma, COPD or other respiratory diseases here are a few simple taks you can ask your employers to undertake so that you are able to perform to your best ability each day you go to work:
If you workplace is large then ground floor would be much easier if you require a desk space
Being flexible for doctor appointments and even working from home or remote working
Parking near to the entrance of your workplace or even reserve a space nearer for you
Being near windows to allow ventilation and air as and when you require
Take care of yourself and make sure you do what is comfortable for you, if you need to take your medical oxygen to work with you then do so and make appropriate arrangements with management and the HR teams.
What we do is care – look up our OxygenWorldwide services here to see what we do for travelling with medical oxygen to keep you moving and enjoying the best out of life. Do not let anything stop you and holidays are a certain way to visit the ones you love, see cultures and experience new sites. When you book your next holiday entitlement from your job then do let us know and we can assist with all your oxygen needs.